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Merry George
Interests: golf, reading, writing, mysteries
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As I remind people over and over, I taught elementary school for forty-six years. I taught in Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana, Georgia and finally landed in Florida. I am finally reaping the rewards of all those many years of teaching. I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2015 at from the porches
Sometimes on my way back from Alachua or Gainesville, I will buy Mom fast food because she likes fast food ever so often. Well, today I drove through McDonalds in Alachua and ordered her a Happy Meal (with a girl's... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2014 at from the porches
This post should probably be titled, "The Most Wonderful Day /Night of the Year". It all began when I was having lunch with MaryAnne Gilmer at the Great Outdoors yesterday, December 23. We were casually eating and chatting when I... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2014 at from the porches
Posted Dec 19, 2014 at from the porches
Today Merry Jennifer, Sam, Maddie and Oliver brought me lunch from Sonny's. It felt good to eat again. But one of the best parts of today that brought me Christmas joy was walking outside with my grandchildren. "Nana!" Oliver shouted... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2014 at from the porches
Part 1: As I reflect on the past week, I have come to one conclusion. I had stopped eating most likely because of depression over the loss of Truett. My eating basically stopped on Truett's birthday, December 4th. I couldn't... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2014 at from the porches
Several years ago we had a litter of yard cats. Dracula was so cute until he started impreganating all of the female kittens. Well, I had had enough. I called the Humane Society and they corralled the yard cats and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2014 at from the porches
I look at the 90 foot cedar tree in front of my driveway. Somehow I haven't noticed this tree in the past two to three years, but this week I did. The cedar tree is actually on Town of Fort... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2014 at from the porches
Hi, baby. Just wanted to tell you I miss you, especially in the stormy days of late summer. You always knew what to do with electricity going off and computers shutting down during stormy weather. I don't; however, I'm learning.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2014 at from the porches
Hey, Truett. I was missing you today. Mitchell from Brooker Pest Control came over and sprayed the house and you know how he likes to talk. He asked how I was doing and I said, "I'm doing fine. I'm making... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2014 at from the porches
As I sat eating my tuna fish sandwich I couldn't help but eavesdrop on two college students. This is the story: Young man #1: So how is Bob working out? Young man #2: Oh, he's doing great. He fits in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2014 at from the porches
A thin man in his eighty's made his way to the table. "May I help you?" the waitress asked. "Our specials today are beef tips and asparagus with a creamy wine sauce." The man said, "I'll just have tortellini soup... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2014 at from the porches
"Go home! Stevie's asleep!" I screamed at Pat, the neighbor boy approaching our back yard. Then I saw his cupped hands and I flipped right side-up in the old oak tree. "What 'cha got?" I asked. "Teeth," he answered. "Can... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2014 at from the porches
"I'll be back in a few minutes," I told my friend, Gary, as I dropped him off at Town Hall. Then I drove straight to the S&S convenience store in downtown Fort White. I grabbed my Lottery card out of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2014 at from the porches
"What? This can't be happening," I thought as I jiggled on the Books-a-Million restroom stall door. I had had a hard time locking the silly door in the first place; but this was downright ridiculous. Now I was locked in.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2014 at from the porches
Almost daily I take myself to lunch. Today I ate at Chili's in Gainesville. I am such a creature of habit and rarely stray from the normal club sandwich; but today I chose the babyback ribs and sweet potato fries.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2014 at from the porches
When it comes to being a twin, I'll tell you right now, "IT'S NOT EASY!" My friend, Beth is always saying, "It must be fun to be a twin," or "I wish I had a twin just like you. Then... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2014 at from the porches
Dear Truett, I decided to write you a letter to tell you how much I love you. Four months ago today you passed away. For four months I have been trying to adapt to a life without you. I do... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2014 at from the porches
"Ouch! Ouch! Ouch! Hot! Hot! Hot!" I cried as I hopped on one foot and then the other. Then I quickly jumped to a patch of weeds in a ditch for relief. I sat down and inspected my bare feet.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2014 at from the porches
The seance was about to begin. Madam Ishbarr adjusted her veil and straightened the tiny pearl dangling squarely between her eyebrows. She sat solidly in the wooden chair behind the scarf-laden table. "Oooooo," Madam Ishbarr chanted. "Oooooo," she wailed, sounding... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2014 at from the porches
Sunday dinners are always special. Roasts, mashed potatoes, gravy, and real dessert. Not fruit cocktail dumped in a bowl. I couldn't wait to see what we were having today. As I rounded the corner to the kitchen nook, I spied... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2014 at from the porches
I was worn to a frazzle as I entered Office Depot. I asked to speak to a manager because I had to purchase new phones due to lightning strikes. I explained my delimma. "I just bought new phones on June... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2014 at from the porches
"I don't care about the stupid ducks or the stupid chickens!" I exclaimed as I shoved myself away from the table and stormed off. "It's stupid! It's always stupid!" Oh, how Truett loved to try to build logic into our... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2014 at from the porches
"Are you out of your ever-loving mind? There's no way we're having a snake in this house!" I shrieked. But, that didn't stop Truett from giving in to Clay's wants. He and Clay caught a red rat snake and put... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2014 at from the porches